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Improved bounds on the energy-minimizing strains in martensitic polycrystals

Michaël Peigney


This paper is concerned with the theoretical prediction of the energy-minimizing (or recoverable) strains in martensitic polycrystals, considering a nonlinear elasticity model of phase transformation at finite strains. The main results are some rigorous upper bounds on the set of energy-minimizing strains. Those bounds depend on the polycrystalline texture through the volume fractions of the different orientations. The simplest form of the bounds presented is obtained by combining recent results for single crystals with a ho-mogenization approach proposed previously for martensitic polycrystals. However, the polycrystalline bound delivered by that procedure may fail to recover the monocrystalline bound in the homogeneous limit, as is demonstrated in this paper by considering an example related to tetragonal martensite. This motivates the development of a more detailed analysis, leading to improved polycrystalline bounds that are notably consistent with results for single crystals in the homogeneous limit. A two-orientation polycrystal of tetragonal martensite is studied as an illustration. In that case, analytical expressions of the upper bounds are derived and the results are compared with lower bounds obtained by considering laminate textures.
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hal-01254058 , version 1 (11-01-2016)



Michaël Peigney. Improved bounds on the energy-minimizing strains in martensitic polycrystals. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 2016, 28 (4), pp.923-946. ⟨10.1007/s00161-015-0427-4⟩. ⟨hal-01254058⟩
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